How Do I Report a Las Vegas Area Green Pool?

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Savvy Home Strategies Realty, LLC-REALTOR®-Estate-Probate B.1000860.LLC

Not only can a green pool be an "aesthetic" issue but it can cause health issues. 

Stagnant water sources promote mosquito breeding grounds and disease.

If you live close to one of these "green pools" there are steps you can take where the green pool can be treated!

Contact the Southern Nevada Health District to report the green pool at:  702-759-1633 or fill in this form on this website.

Clark County will chemically treat the pool or use "mosquito fish" in the pool to help prevent the stagnating water source from becoming a mosquito breeding ground.

This problem has become better since several years ago but is still a problem, nonetheless!

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Lisa Schlitz
Home Run Real Estate, Inc. - Wellington, FL
Realtor - Wellington, Florida Homes 561-214-3216

Hi Renee,

Wish we had a that here-lots of green pools in Florida. FHA lenders are now requiring the pool be 'clear' before they will fund-just had a FHA short sale that this happened on-buyer had to have the pool clean before they would close the transaction.

Mar 03, 2010 10:58 PM #1
Ann Allen Hoover
RE/MAX Advantage South - Hoover, AL
CDPE SRES ASP e-PRO Realtor - Homes for Sale - AL

I showed a home last summer that was vacant and had a pool.....with fish in it for this reason.

Mar 03, 2010 11:02 PM #2
Russell Lewis
Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate - Austin, TX

Mosquito fish? Never heard of it but it sounds like a great idea. Hope you doing well and I will see you nect Sunday!

Mar 03, 2010 11:03 PM #3
Paula McDonald
Magnolia Realty ~ Granbury - Granbury, TX
Magnolia Realty ~ Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

That is really so gross.  And for those of us in the southern states, the green pools are a breeding ground for mosquitos!

Mar 03, 2010 11:03 PM #4
Neal Bloom
eXp Realty - Weston, FL
Realtor CRS-Weston FL Real Estate

That's very common over here...I once reported a vacant home that was in foreclosure...the bank refused to clean it and the neighbors were complaining. We finally had to get the sheriffs office to get someone to clean it up or empty the was the dead of summer here and rain is an everyday thing here so bugs were making the pool their new home. Total health hazard.

Mar 03, 2010 11:13 PM #5
Aaron Silverman, Bluewater Property Management, LLC and Lowcountry Turnkey Properties, LLC - Charleston, SC
Improving Real Estate Experience through Education

Great information.  Green pools are definitely a health hazard and an unpredicted problem due to foreclosures.

Mar 03, 2010 11:24 PM #6
Barb Szabo, CRS
RE/MAX Trinity Brecksville Ohio - Cleveland, OH
E-pro Realtor, Cleveland Ohio Homes

Not much of a problem in Cleveland Ohio but I can see where it would be where you are. Great information to get out there.

Mar 03, 2010 11:47 PM #7
Claude Cross
Homes By Cross, Inc. - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte NC Homes For Sale

Just curious, Why not just drain the pool? I can't imagine someone wanting to keep the slime water.

Mar 04, 2010 12:28 AM #8
Cari Anderson
Danville, CA

This reminds me of that CNBC "House of Cards" special where they showed a vector control officer flying over SoCal in a helicopter and pointing out all the green pools - and we're talking HUGE pools with all the bells and whistles just sitting there languishing. I don't know why but it just made me so sad - an insane waste all around. But yes, it's a major health concern and everyone needs to get involved. Thanks for the post!

Mar 04, 2010 03:25 AM #9
Gene Riemenschneider
Home Point Real Estate - Brentwood, CA
Turning Houses into Homes

Good post.  This is the sort of information people need to have and often do not know where to go.

Mar 04, 2010 04:08 AM #10
Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459
Coldwell Banker - Oconomowoc, WI
Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD!


What an eye sore and nightmare that would be. Pretty safe to say you don't see a lot of pool guys making sure this is pristine. I have to think they can really reek as well.

Mar 04, 2010 06:13 AM #11
Renée Donohue
Savvy Home Strategies Realty, LLC-REALTOR®-Estate-Probate - Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas Real Estate Broker -

Lisa:  We have always had that problem with FHA, hey, at least the FHA buyer gets a clean pool in working order ;)

Ann:  It's kind of funny to encounter that isn't it?

Russell:  Looking forward to lunch ;)

Paula:  They way you said that is gross made me crack up!

Neal:  I bet you have more bugs than us too :shudder:

Aaron:  TRUE!

Barb:  Thanks for stopping by!

Claude:  Part of the problem is the heat can cause damage to the plaster and equipment.  Lots of vacation and second homeowners here too.  Imagine if you were paying someone to maintain your pool and they weren't doing so and it got emptied and caused $1000s of dollars of damage.  I imagine they don't take the initiative because of liability!

Cari:  WOW I missed that somehow!

Gene:  Thanks :)  Who's the cutie little guy/gal?

Tom:  Uh yes.  I went into a BPO last week where it smelled like @$$hole.  Also the pool pictured is my neighbors house.  When they fixed it up for foreclosure they DID NOT empty the water.  They just got it all cleaned up by a pool guy.  I can't tell you how many times the health department was out in two years throwing chemicals and garbage in there.  Every time I see someone swimming in it I shudder.

Mar 04, 2010 11:59 AM #12
Michelle Gibson
Hansen Real Estate Group Inc. - Wellington, FL

Renee - What a great service in Las Vegas NV and I bet a lot of people don't know about it.  Great Post!

Mar 04, 2010 12:13 PM #13
Jim Frimmer
HomeSmart Realty West - San Diego, CA
Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist

We also had significant problems with green pools when the market started declining and foreclosures were rampant. Many cities and neighbors also took action with chemicals, pool draining, and mosquito fish.

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Mar 05, 2010 02:13 AM #14
Oceans Construction
Oceans Construction Fl - Saint Augustine, FL
Residential & Commercial Builders

Not only are these pools Health Hazards but they are a drawning hazard!

Andy Chance

Chance Building Group

Building & Pool Contractors

St Augustine Florida

Dec 29, 2011 07:53 AM #15
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